Let’s face it: not being able to go out this summer, head on vacations, and enjoy the sunshine has been a bummer. No one is happy about the pandemic, of course, and everyone will be pleased to see it subside. In the meantime, what are you going to do with all the money you’re saving from not going out?
There are a number of ways you can put your money to work for you. Don’t take this situation as an unfortunate turn of events and just blow your vacation money on video games and other indoor entertainment. Put it to work and make money with your money!
What should you do when you receive an unexpected windfall? You guessed it, invest it! Take the money you would have spent on a fun vacation for the family and invest it in stocks that you think are heating up soon.
A lot of stocks are effectively on sale right now since the pandemic has brought their shares lower. This could be an opportunity to buy shares while they’re low ahead of a potential rally when the virus is a thing of the past.
Remember, of course, the stock market is a bit of a high-risk, high-reward situation. If you want something a bit more stable, you could invest in bonds or a slower-growing savings account. Whatever you do, though, remember that your money could be making you money. It won’t make anything for you if you don’t invest it!
Do you have an emergency fund? It’s ideal to have at least three months of your pay set back in case of an emergency. In the midst of a health crisis, this is truer than ever.
Now would be an excellent time to get sizable savings account built up in case of an emergency. You never know what curveball the world could be throwing at you next!
Are there upgrades that could be made around the house? Maybe it needs a new HVAC unit, or new gutters. This is a great time to make that investment! Remember, your home is one of the most valuable things you’re likely to ever own. Investing money in making it nicer is a surefire way to increase its value.
If you have the extra money, spend it wisely. Put your money to work making you money, so that next summer you can enjoy an even bigger and better vacation!